On Halloween, a teal pumpkin on the porch indicates that the homeowner is handing out non-food treats such as toys or trinkets.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), a non-profit organization, is responsible for the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Glow sticks, pop-up toys, playing cards, pencil toppers, and temporary tattoos are some examples of non-food things that could be sold.
FARE estimates that 1 in 13 American children suffer from food allergies. Even more concerning is the fact that 42% of these kids .
Allergens such as milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and sesame are common in Halloween candies.
A lot of kids who go trick-or-treating can't consume the treats. The Teal Pumpkin Project is there to keep these kids safe during the celebrations.
"Our partnership with FARE has made it possible to accommodate the needs of every child and foster inclusive celebrations.
CVS pharmacies around the United States will stock these non-food items, with many selling for less than $5.